Alabama, U.S.A.-based coal operator Drummond Co. unveiled a plan to reduce and offset carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from its operations, kicking off in Colombia, by implementing solutions to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The plan began with the use of electricity instead of gas for Drummond’s mining operation in Colombia’s Cesar province. “Our emissions as an organization are 1.9 million metric tons per year (mt/y) CO2,” Jose Miguel Linares, CEO for Drummond Colombia, told journalists at a press conference.

“We’re looking for projects to see where we can reduce our emissions, how to offset what we cannot avoid and include all our allies in a commitment to reaching carbon neutrality by 2050.”

Drummond exports 30 million mt of coal from three mines in Colombia in 2023, and it consumes about 95 million gallons of diesel per year to do it.